Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.


Brake Backing Plate

A metal plate inside the brake drum on which the brake shoes, wheel cylinder, and other brake parts are mounted.

See Also:
Anti-lock Brakes
Brake Calipers
Brake Lines
Drum Brakes
Hydraulic Brakes
Bleeding Brakes
Disc Brakes

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